Available April 26th from Harlequin Teen
As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits—by her duties as a member of the royal family; by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman; and by the edge of the only world she’s ever known—a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what’s left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft.
When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks, and other terrifying beasts. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.
I have to admit I passed this book over the first couple times I saw it because the cover didn't feel very YA fantasy to me, but when I read the blurb and saw talk of floating continents, chimeras and storm dragons I did a spastic flail and started obsessing immediately. I love books that feature lesser known paranormal creatures, so I can't wait to read about all the fun (and also terrifying) beasties that have overrun this world. Also, I love a good dark truth or two, so I'm looking forward to what's revealed about Kali's sky kingdom. *attempts to wait patiently for April*